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Recommendations: Bass Amps

There are lots of great amps out there. Here are a few I would recommend at different price points.

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Ampeg Rocket Bass, RB 108, 1x8, 30-watts Combo Amplifier You're not going to get the world's best bass tone from any practice amp or much volume so don't spend too much on a practice amp. This Ampeg practice amp is perfect for practicing at low volumes at home or accompanying an acoustic guitar.
Gallien-Krueger MB112-II 200W 1x12 Combo Bass Amp This is a good amp for rehearsing with other musicians and small gigs. To play with others you need a lot of power (watts). More watts, more money. For the money this amp gives you some decent power and excellent tone. You'll still want a higher wattage amp if you will play with a loud drummer.
Gallien-Krueger MB210-II 500W 2x10 Combo Bass Amp This amp is going to give you more power to play in louder settings with a drummer. For the money, it's a good combination of power and tone. You still may be wanting more watts. You never want to use an amp at full power. You can damage the amp or get a poor tone. Playing without enough power can ruin your technique, too. You will pluck harder than necessary trying to hear yourself.
VOX AMPHONESBASS Active Amplifier Headphones If you're worried about disturbing others when you practice, consider a headphone amp. You can plug your bass and another audio input (like StudyBass!) into these headphones. Just don't overdo the volume.
Electro-Harmonix Headphone Amp Portable Practice Amp Another good headphone amp is the Electro-Harmonix Headphone Amp. This one does not have a separate audio input. You'll only hear your bass. This is good if you already have headphones you like.
Rockman Bass Ace Headphone Amplifier This headphone amp has been around for a long time and works quite well. This has audio inputs and also allows you to use your own headphones.